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New REACH regulations for PU products

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We would like to inform you that all professional users who use PU products need to be trained and certified before August 24, 2023 in order to work safely with these products. REACH Regulations has established new rules for using products which contain diisocyanates, including polyurethane products like adhesives, coatings and sealants. What exactly does this mean for you and what are the alternatives?


If you are used to working with PU products, but now have any reason for not wanting to complete the upcoming PU training, there is an alternative. Lecol offers high-quality MS primers and MS adhesives as an alternative to your traditional PU products. The MS product range is free of diisocyanates, which is safer to work with in regard to your health and environment. Another major advantage, you don’t need any training or certification in order to work with MS products:

Discover all other advantages of working with MS products and book a demo with one of our Lecol representatives.


REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical Regulation. It’s a European and British Government regulation which focusses on improving the protection of human health and the environment from potential risks from chemical substances. Furthermore they ensure the global competitiveness of the chemical industry in the UK and Europe is maintained.



This new REACH regulation means that you need to be trained and certified when working with products containing more than 0.1% of monomeric diisocyanates, which also applies to products such as: polyurethane products like adhesives, coatings and sealants. All professionals and industrial users must complete the necessary training before using PU products. This training needs to be completed BEFORE August 24, 2023. DIY users are not affected by this law.

Find the mandatory PU training or get more information about it here.